Author Archives: Jim

Professional nature photographer, specializing in capturing animal behaviors, wildflowers and scenics. Member of NANPA, Great Plains Nature Photographers and Missouri Prairie Foundation. Also a Master Gardener.

Buffleheads Arrive en Masse

Today’s post features some more Bufflehead duck images I captured recently at our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) home. For about a week, it seemed like there were constantly some Buffleheads fishing behind our dock. I typically have had trouble getting some decent images of these small, often shy little ducks. But I’ve had some […]

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Spring is Finally Here!

Today’s post features some very early woodland wildflowers that I captured during a hike last week at Ha Ha Tonka State Park (Missouri). Being early, I wasn’t sure I’d find anything yet, but I did find one wildflower blooming and a couple of very early growths of other woodland wildflowers. I’m not totally confident of […]

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Fun Friday: Hijacked!

Today’s post features a long sequence of images I captured of a mid-air hijacking of a fish, by a Bald Eagle. This sequence was captured a few years ago as wintering bald eagles were fishing in the Mississippi River, near LeClaire, Iowa. Here’s the scenario … An immature Bald Eagle spots a fish in the […]

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Revisiting Aerial Antics

Today’s post features a series of images I captured in Clarksville, Missouri, a few years ago (these images were posted several years ago, but upon request I’m re-posting them). During a wintering eagle photography trip on the Mississippi River, this sequence was captured as an adult Bald Eagle caught a fish, but was immediately chased […]

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Spring Invasion

Today’s post features an image I captured just a couple of days ago … a male (drake) Bufflehead flying into our cove. The spring bird migration is underway and several duck species have been spotted, including the Buffleheads. This little guy was making his way into our cove at the Lake of the Ozarks, to […]

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Fishing 101

Today’s post features a sequence of images I captured last Friday, right behind our boat dock at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri). With the entire lake freezing over, several dead fish were on the surface of the thin ice. As I was photographing some nearby ducks (upcoming posts), an adult Bald Eagle circled overhead, […]

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Fun Friday: Live Eagle Totem

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from the “Valley of Eagles”, in Alaska’s Chilkat River Valley, in 2008. This image is a good example of how the wintering bald eagles “can” get along with each other. When not busy getting food, they are often, pretty communal birds, roosting together in trees overnight. But when the morning […]

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Alaska Bald Eagles

Today’s post features some more Bald Eagle images I captured in Alaska’s Chilkat River Valley, in 2008. This second trip to this area, included some frigid temperatures and a nice, snowy landscape! In this first image a single, adult Bald Eagle perches in a snowy tree. Note the fishing lure wrapped around the limb below […]

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A Tad Bit Cold!

Today’s post features some of my aerial (drone) photographs I captured over the Lake of the Ozarks, a few days ago. With frigid temperatures, little sun, and sometimes harsh winds, our cove completely froze over! Here are a few images I captured with my drone: This next image is a closeup of some of the […]

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Working at Home

Working at home during these days of Covid-19 is not a unique situation. But for me, working at home has been a very pleasurable experience lately … it is so exciting, and so much fun to walk out the back door, and photograph wintering Bald Eagles as they fish the lake waters. Over the past […]

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